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Posted: 2/6/2006 3:58:04 AM EDT
I've been running surplus 62grn 5.56 through my V93 for a while and I was wondering it that’s OK, considering the rifle is marked .223. I figure since it’s a military design that it's not a problem, but I figured I would ask the experts.

Thanks,
JZ
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 5:02:55 AM EDT
You're fine.

.223 stamping aside, Vector claims the V53 is made "to exact HK-53 specs" which to me translates to 5.56 chamber.

Many, many thousands of .223 and 5.56mm rounds have been fired through Vector guns and I have yet to hear of any major chamber issues.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 5:48:34 AM EDT
The caliber is fine. The only thing I know of is that there is a different locking piece for the HK53 when using a 62 grain bullet as oppossed to the 55 grain.

You use the #15 for the 55 grain bullet and the #3 for the 62 grain. I don't know if the same holds true for the 93 or not.

You can find the locking pieces here: http://hkspecialist.net/carrier.htm the #3 piece is the 16th item down.



Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:11:16 AM EDT
The only problem you may have is stabilizing the 62gr projectile. The V93 is 1/12 twist barrel so 55gr is optimal.

Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:03:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 4:03:54 AM EDT by davidp14]
Ive shot a ton of 556 through mine. In fact, its been mostly 556. No troubles. It doesnt like the russian stuff though.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 8:13:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By davidp14:
Ive shot a ton of 556 through mine. In fact, its been mostly 556. No troubles. It doesnt like the russian stuff though.



Really, mine has'nt missed a beat on the Wolf stuff.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 8:21:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CIB:

Originally Posted By davidp14:
Ive shot a ton of 556 through mine. In fact, its been mostly 556. No troubles. It doesnt like the russian stuff though.



Really, mine has'nt missed a beat on the Wolf stuff.



Yup, chokes on every other round. runs 100% with LC or UMC.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 2:27:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ian187:
The only problem you may have is stabilizing the 62gr projectile. The V93 is 1/12 twist barrel so 55gr is optimal.




New V93's have a 1/7...older HK93's have 1/12 twist barrels.
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